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The last but not least of the fashion shows during Paris men’s fashion week, was the Spring/Summer 2011 collection of Croatian born designer Damir Doma. The beautiful school courtyard where the show was held at, was buzzing with fashion elite and insiders. Attending a massive event like this was the best possible ending for this fashion week experience.

In this coherent collection, Damir Doma has traveled to the Orient with relaxed silhouettes, kaftans, keffiyefs, and fez hats. This style has been featured quite a few times on the runway but never did it catch my attention to this extent; The subtle looks and earthly colors create a peaceful atmosphere, one could even say it created a zen like state where in everything co-existed in both peace and harmony.

Pictures by: Anna-Maria

The third fashion show or rather an installation for us on the Paris men’s fashion week, was the Viridi-anne Spring/Summer2011 collection, titled “Blue Period”. This Japanese design house has completely won over my boyfriend’s heart, and after experiencing the climb up to a castle-like dark  tower where the beautiful clothes,  gorgeous model boys, and blue dim light popped up here and there, I was  also sold. It’s no wonder this brand has succeeded mainly in the European market, the classic silhouettes with intelligent cuts are the Viridi-anne’s best trades, separating it from the more outrageous Japanese fashion.  Personally, I’m enamored of the fact that the shades of blue are back in the spring’s color palette, alongside with different hats which I share a secret passion for.

Outside of the show after taking my outfit pictures (ps. the DRK SHDW cape shirt is  part one of my two purchases made in Paris!) we bumped into a few fellow Finns Siidaa and Sophie, who’s almost matching ensembles were screaming for perpetuating. The picture of  Sophie sitting on the railing is so delicate and beautiful, that I’m still in awe about the fact that how on earth I managed to captured her so perfectly (Sophie being a professional model might have also helped a bit but let’s pretend you didn’t know that). I guess my photographing skills have somewhat improved with practice, especially with portraits which I love to do the most.

On me:
Cape shirt: DRK SHDW
Skirt: Rick Owens Lilies
Wedge ankle boots: Rick Owens
Bag: Lumi
Hat: H&M Fashion Againts AIDS
Spine ring: eBay

The second, and probably one of the most awaited fashion show for me in Paris, was  the Julius spring/summer 2011. For this show I had a seat, so my boyfriend was left alone in the camera section to take care of the footage, and with our mutual agreement, he made a video to better catch the atmosphere of the collection. Unfortunately, I had left the camera stand home, so the result is a bit shaky but let’s give my camera man a big  break since this was his first time using the video mode, and at the same time the video debuts as my first ever Youtube creation.

This collection did not make my heart skip as much as the Julius’ fall/winter 10/11, but there are definitely nice elements there. My favorite pieces of the collection have to be the jackets and the tank tops with straps, which I as a woman, would wear anytime. I adore the easiness of the silhouette and the use of red and burgundy color as accentuating points. As you can see, my hatred towards the color red has turned into a delicate passion, well that is, when it’s styled right. I have heard rumors that Julius is coming up with unisex collection in the future, which is great news for us female fans of the talented designer Tatsuro Horikawa.

Julius S/S11 collection

Video by Peter

Once again, I couldn’t resist of capturing some of the great styles outside of the Julius show.


The humble designer Tatsuro Horikawa is on the right (wearing a hat).

Dj Mike Nouveau from NYC.

In the middle Christian, creator of the great new site Fashionology featuring history of fashion, articles, discussions, and personal style galleries. Fashion Flux recommends.

Peter.

Our roommate Arash.

More of the collection here and about the designer here.

Next up, coverage from the Viridi-anne installation, so swing by later!

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